BBC Three My Murder
The factual BBC Three drama My Murder is based on the true story of the murder of Shakilus Townsend in 2008. This drama is based on actual events. Some minor characters have been created.
BBC Learning have produced a classroom clip that includes an actual news report that was broadcast, scenes from the BBC Three drama and an interview with Shakilus' Mum. Watch the BBC Three My Murder classroom clip and use the teaching ideas and key questions to deliver PSHE lessons for students from 14 years old upwards. Curricular links for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can also be found. Key themes discussed are Gang Culture and Relationships. Watch a BBC News report and read online articles to support the teachers' content.
The themes covered in these teaching resources are hard hitting, contentious and potentially upsetting. They should always be delivered by teachers in a classroom. Teachers should read the following PDF: How to use BBC Three My Murder in the classroom before showing the classroom clip to students or conducting a lesson.
Dramatised character monologues taken from the perspectives of Danny, Rugrat and Samantha can be used for further discussion. It is important to note that these clips are to be facilitated by teachers along with the teachers' content due to their contentious nature:
Some students may find this content upsetting.
Watch the edited classroom version of the BBC Three drama My Murder to deliver PSHE lessons for students from 14 years old upwards.
A PDF handout on how to use the teachers' content for BBC Three My Murder in PSHE lessons.
Watch a BBC News report and read online articles to support the teachers' content.
Watch Danny's character monologue where he discusses his views on Respect.